Engineers Australia

UniSA Lab and PhD Research Event

UniSA Academics and PhD Students

Australian Geomechanics Society invites you to UniSA Lab and PhD research event. The current PhD researches in UniSA combine different advanced theories to develop better understanding of many aspects of geotechnical problems to transform technique from theory to practice. These theories include the critical state theory, micromechanics and finite elements. One of the main purposes of this event is to showcase some of these geotechnical PhD research projects. These projects include bio-cementation as ground improvement techniques, estimating K0 states and its value, liquefaction due to cyclic and static liquefaction, gold tailing behaviour under simple shear condition, modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of airfield pavement and structural behaviour of post-tensioned retaining wall. Following this, Professor Mark Jaksa will talk about geotechnical research at the University of Adelaide. It is hoped that this event will bring together academics and practicing engineers for future collaborative projects.

As part of the laboratory tour, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the geotechnical and structural laboratory facilities at Mawson Lakes Campus. The equipment in geotechnical laboratory includes stress/strain path control simple/direct shear testing device, stress/strain path control triaxial testing system with bender element, repetitive load triaxial testing system (for pavement materials), a range of soil suction change and SWCC device, MTS loading rig etc.

The proposed schedule for the event is as follows:
2:00 pm – PhD Presentations
3:30 pm – Industry/Academia Collaboration Presentation
3:45 pm – Refreshments and Networking
4:15 pm – UniSA Lab Tour
5:00 pm – Event Concludes

Attendees are welcome to attend any, or all of the above.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.